Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide

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Intercultural Press, 1999 - Social Science - 167 pages
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Craig Storti is a renowned expert in intercultural communications whose approaches are highly practical and based on his decades of experience as an intercultural trainer throughout the world.



This hands-on resource can be used as a self-paced guide or in a facilitated (work or academic course) environment. The book enables readers to encounter and confront culture head on, to interact with and respond to it. In the process, culture will become something real and alive, something to deal with, not merely think about.



NEW TO THIS EDITION:

1. New introduction by the author highlighting changes in approaches since 1998!

2. A diagnostic quiz at beginning and end touching on all major elements discussed in the book. Before working through the exercises, readers get a score. They take the quiz again at the end of the book to see how much they've learned and where improvement is needed.

3. A new exercise to begin chapter 1 and a revised introduction

4. Revision of Exercise 5.1, The Cross-Cultural Perspective: Description or Interpretation

5. Addition of a new exercise in Chapter 5 based on Bennet's Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and new chapter introduction

6. Revised continuums (with regional/country locations) to reflect research done since 1st edition.

7. Updates throughout to ensure content is up-to-date and reflects current standards

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About the author (1999)

Craig Storti has over 30-years of experience as a trainer and consultant working with business people, diplomats, civil servants, and foreign aid workers to help them work and engage effectively with people from other cultures and diverse backgrounds. He is an advisor to Fortune 500 companies on international joint ventures and expat/repat issues, he leads cross-cultural workshops for international agencies and organizations on four continents, and assists numerous corporations and government agencies to better manage global teams and culturally diverse workforces. A popular speaker, Craig is represented by The Washington Speakers' Bureau. He has written for a number of national magazines and major newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. He has lived nearly a quarter of his life abroad-with extended stays in Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist cultures-he speaks French, Arabic, and Nepali. Craig is also Vice President of Intercultural Programs for the Toronto-based Human Resources firm proLearning innovations.

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